Mills poured in 16 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and four rebounds over 15 minutes in Friday's 116-90 victory over the Mavericks. Mills was a whirling derbish off the bench, averaging more than a point per minute on the floor. It was the veteran sharpshooter's second double-digit scoring performance in the last three games, and brought his February shooting percentages over three games to an outstanding 67 percent from the field and stellar 88 percent from beyond the arc. While those numbers are largely unsustainable, Mills always lurks as a potentially rewarding punt play in daily leagues due to his ability to put up a flurry of points in relatively brief time.
Mills tied a season-high with 22 points (9-13 FG, 1-1 FT, 3-4 3Pt) to go along with five assists, four rebounds and a steal in just 21 minutes of Monday's win over the Magic. The 27-year-old was extremely busy in limited playing time, recording his most shot attempts since mid-November and dishing out five helpers for just the second time since mid-December. Mills' playing time has remained consistent throughout the season, but production such as this has been rare and sometimes unpredictable. As such, he carries little present value in season-long leagues and is a dart throw in DFS play.
Mills poured in 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt), and added four rebounds and two assists over 18 minutes in Friday's 108-95 victory over the Lakers. The veteran point guard was highly efficient and aggressive during his modest time on the court, turning in one of his better all-around shooting nights of the season. His scoring total was his best since hanging 22 on this same Lakers squad back on Dec. 11, and he took double-digit shot attempts for the second straight game and only the third time in January. Mills' contributions in the rebound category were also a pleasant surprise that served to round out his stat line nicely. The seven-year veteran's minutes have been consistently in the mid-teens at a minimum, and occasionally spike into the low-to-mid 20s, always making Mills a near-minimum priced option in daily formats and a source of three-point shooting in very deep season-long leagues.
Mills managed 10 points (3-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five assists, and one rebound in 28 minutes during the Spurs' 123-98 win against the Bucks on Monday. Mills earned the start with Tony Parker nursing a sore hip. Mills committed only one turnover, and he converted on three long-balls. If Parker remains out for a few games, Mills will likely see a slight boost in value short-term, though the Spurs do tend to spread it around on offense.
Mills will get the unexpected start at point guard Monday against the Bucks with Tony Parker ruled out with a hip injury. The extent of Parker's injury remains unclear but it appears Mills will benefit in the duration of his time off the court. Although, Mills has yet to play more than 28 minutes this season and that could certainly hold true Monday since coach Gregg Popovich can also utilize Kyle Anderson and Ray McCallum at point guard.
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